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minority leader nancy pelosi as she prepares to address democrats today. will she stay in her role or will she be stepping down? >> good morning. 48 days until we reach the fiscal cliff, unless congress and the president act. i'll tell you what falling off that fiscal cliff could mean for you and the greater economy. >>> a massive recall from toyota. millions of cars called in because of a steering problem. what you need to know. >> among our guests today, new york congressman steve israel will be joining us. newt and callista gingrich. author kitty kelley. pennsylvania congressman allyson schwartz. patty murray is with us and director oliver stone. it is wednesday, november 14th. "starting point" begins right now. >> look at me i'm whistling our theme song this morning. you're watching "starting point." the scandal, and it's spreading, is now engulfing two four-star generals. there are some new details about the woman who is at the center of it all. her name is jill kelley. she is described as a tammpy socialite. she first reported she's anonymous harassing e-mails to an fbi agent
hill, the minority leader nancy pelosi. is she going to retire? expected to announce her decision later this morning. cnn's senior congressional correspondent dana bash is following some of those developments there. what do you think? is it a yes or a no? what are folks saying? >> we don't know yet but you can barely turn a corner on capitol hill without hearing open speculation. few people really know the answer. i'm told even nancy pelosi's own staff doesn't know. the people i'm talking to, who i suspect do know, won't give me a hint. nancy pelosi has been the house democratic leader for ten years. four of which she was the speaker of the house. and by all accounts she leads her caucus with an iron fist. now she left a lot of her democratic colleagues pretty shocked two years ago when she decided to stay on as minority leader when she lost the gavel. now she really seems to be enjoying this intrigue about her future. listen to what she said yesterday. >> let's see, what time is it now? it's 2:00. on tuesday. i'll see you right here, 10:00 tomorrow morning. while i love you all very de
, hughes minority leader nancy pelosi is getting read set to speak at a conference where she will announce whether she will on on in her leadership position. these are live pictures from the room where the announcement will happen but it's not gotten underway yet. word got out that. told her party caucus she will remain as the minority leader. and she will be joined by other house credited women. we're waiting for nancy pelosi to make an announcement where she will stay she's staying on as the house minority leader. there something question that she mated to have congress, the democratics gain control. they needed -- one of her aide the has just brought out some of the speeches there that the -- that the house minority leader will be announcing. now waiting in the wings was the deputy, sony hoyer from maryland. north carolina democrat -- democrat. >> and here's nancy pelosi coming out. representing a new resurgent of knee male washington revelers. >> she's been serving her district for 25 years. she's 75. she's been a major force of the bills that have passed of. even after the 2010 electi
@foxnews.com. thank you, sir. 20 past. martha: a lot of breaking news. this just crossing moments ago. nancy pelosi will remain as the democratic leader. that news has just crossed. she'll make an official announcement at the top of the 10:00. we'll bring that story to you live. nancy pelosi to stay in her position. this morning president obama pushing his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff by raising taxes but in a bigger way than was disclosed about it election. also he meets with the white house with heads of major u.s. corporations. what will transpire there. with white house reporters this will be his first post election news conference, lots of questions expected on the fiscal cliff and also on the fiscal cliff. bill: that's $6 gasoline. drivers where they are getting a major case of sticker shock. >> it's crazy. if you go to the other gas stations it's half of this. >> we came in the past and they have always been outray just. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare... now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs? and your budg
where he's going but he's creating some drama anyway. and then we're counting down to nancy pelosi's big announcement about her future. will she step aside as the top democrat in the house? we will learn that this hour. >>> good morning from washington. it's wednesday, november 14, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. the president holds his first news conference today, since august. what was supposed to be a re-election victory lap and a way to -- an opportunity to press for his vision on a deficit reduction deal is going to be overshadowed because there are going to be questions about two four star generals who have dominated the news this week. this morning there is new information in that widening scandal about the fbi probe and the two women in the center of it all, tampa socialite jill kelley and paula broadwell. some ask why did the fbi wait to notify them about the investigation and why the director of national intelligence was not informed until election night. given that the investigation had been under way for mon
that nancy pelosi will be staying on as house minority leader. the congresswoman from san francisco has a news conference at 7:00 this morning. we knew she was going to make announcement regarding that there was speculation whether she will remain as leader of the democrats in the house and whether she will serve out her two year term. she says she will not only serve out the two years of term and she will also stay onq@ as house minority leader. we'll continue to follow this. remember that news conference is coming up at 7:00, stay with abc7 and abc7news.com. >>> 49er quarterback smith is reportedly seeking a second opinion. smith suffered a concussion sunday that forced him out of the game he met with an independent neurologist monday. according to -- he's decide towed seek further medical advice. has to be medically -- cleared before he can play monday. jay cutler also out with a concussion. >>> cal football coach could find out sunday if he will continue with the team. he is set to meet with the athletic director the bears are 3 and 8 and finished a dismal season saturday night. he
, we heard nancy pelosi say it -- tax hikes. nonnegotiable. can this solve this? >> she says they are all adults and she automatically puts demands on the table. i thought the whole reason we were going to come together is that everyone was going to say, everything is on the table. in the nancy pelosi blood thirst to raise taxes on wealthy people -- doll two things. tell cause this economy to shed 700,000ions and cause our gdp, economic growth to decrease 1.5%. president obama own this is economy. if they are hell bent on raising tax rates, they are going to make the economy weaker and run into the next election in 2 years and really take a bath, if it looks like they didn't have the economy and improving the economy front and center on their agenda. >> eric: what about it, margie, with nancy pelosi's blood thirst and the obama administration's raiding the taxes on the wealthiest? >> when you look at electorate, half of the electorate wants to see tax increases for the wealthiest americans and another 15% want to see everybody taxed. have you a clear majority of americans tha
and tv studio in the capitol visitors center. house minority leader nancy pelosi shortly will be holding a news conference with reporters and she will likely discuss not only the democratic agenda for the lame duck and the 11 th but her future plans. on tuesday her office confirmed regardless whether she cedes her leadership post she will remain in the congress for two years. associated press and other news organizations reporting that nancy pelosi told her party caucus she will remain as minority leader in the new session of congress. we'll find out shortly once the news conference gets underway. this morning we heard from the newly-elected senator-elect angus king of maine. he made his decision. he is an independent and has decided to caucus with the democrats. the associated press saying that will add to the party's voting edge. his decision ends months of speculation which party he would align with. with that alignment it gives the democrats a 55-45 edge. while we wait to hear from leader pelosi and other democrats we'll show you angus king, senator-elect from maine a short while ago
that dynamic in washington right now is probably nancy pelosi herself. and guess what, nancy pelosi, the leader of the democrats in the house will be our guest tomorrow for her first interview since her big announcement about staying in charge today. we obviously have lots to discuss. we'll be right back. >>> this is the message to the gop. >> and for those of you in the back of the room that can't read this, senator, would you like to say what it says? >> yes, gop stands for "get out of our panties," and that is exactly what we want the gop to do. >> ohio state senator nina turner earlier today, making quite a show of it. what prompted that remarkable thing in ohio is coming up. [ male announcer ] we got a mom and the family car to prove that febreze car vent clips could eliminate the odor. [ woman ] take a deep breath, tell me what you smell. something fresh. a clean house. [ woman ] take your blindfolds off. oh!! hahahaha!!! [ male announcer ] febreze car. eliminates odors, so you can breathe happy. >>> president george w. bush got re-elected in '04, right? but in the midterm election that h
the general's affair. they eventually notified the director of national intelligence. >> ifill: nancy pelosi said today and dianne feinstein is not happy either, said today it would have been nice to hear about this before she heard about it on tv. at what point... explain to the people who don't get the way this works what the oversite role of the congressional committees, when they're supposed to be told and when it would be politically unadvantagous in terms of looking like you were trying to taint an investigation not to tell members? >> well, i think i answered most of that in my last answer. but if it's an ongoing criminal investigation not involving the head of the c.i.a. or somebody of that kind, i don't know what the obligation was to tell congress anything. by the time, however, that that... that this perhaps rogue f.b.i. agent in florida who lives in tampa and was friendly with e oer wan involved in all this called dave rickard, a former sheriff and member of congress from washington state who called eric cantor, then this was a highly irregular process. going to jim clapper when
think for a while it seems like that now have been more of a possibility. ifs nancy pelosi yesterday said that she absolutely does not want that to happen. and she still thinks that is a possibility. i do not think either party -- there just a beginning of this posturing and negotiations, i do not think either party wants to say, we are going to drive. fiscal cliff. they are in in this happy mood of trying to compromise. polling has shown recently that americans are not super confident that congress will actually be able to cut a deal. hear from betty,s a democratic caller. caller: thank you for taking my call. it is tedious for me, because you cannot trust it. for validity or facts. not only that, but even the news, over and over, there is response about kick the cannot. this is been going on for 12, 14, 24 months. kicking the can, yada yada. and i heard one thing, and that is, the president got some leverage. when he said -- i just stopped. the cuts. this is the leverage that could bring everybody together. stop the tax cuts. i do not want to think about them as an increase. just s
's a mandate here? >> i don't. because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these ideas that we talked about, i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. >> despite a scoreboard of 332 to 206, congressman paul ryan refuses to admit that president obama might have a mandate to push his agenda, a big part of which includes raising taxes on high earners. this week the president is holding court with ally and opponents to discuss the upcoming fiscal cliff. yesterday, at a meeting with progressive leaders the president said he would not give in to republican demands to extend all of the bush tax cuts. today he will meet with business leaders. the discussions underscore the president's opposing constituencies, but according to new york magazine's jonathan chaits the president has to do what he want -- joining us now from washington, "new york" magazine columnist by god jonathan chait. hello, my friend. >> thank you. >> jonathan, so the president met with progressive leaders yesterday and i think gave them some welc
of women that the republicans have in that house. nancy pelosi, the leader of the democrats in the house and the first woman to ever be speaker of that body, today she announced that although with every single woman member of her caucus, all 60 of them, that she would put her name in to stay the leader of the democrats in the house. as we tried to preview on this show last night, that was not a terrific surprise to anyone. what was a surprise, though, was the answer that leader pelosi gave to nbc's luke russert when he asked today whether she and the rest of the democratic leadership should consider stepping aside, simply to make room for younger members. the first reaction to the question was that the women standing with her on that stage started booing the question, literally. but then she went on to answer. >> some of your colleagues privately say that your decision to stay on prohibits the party from having a younger leadership and will be -- and hurts the party in the long-term. what's your response? >> next! >> leader pelosi? >> i guess -- you always ask that question, except to mi
nancy pelosi says she won't answer questions whether she will stay in that role until she has had a chance to talk to her caulk cuss tomorrow. >>> allen west could file a motion today challenging last week's election results. patrick murphy leads by 2,000 votes and is claiming victory. >>> why can't we be friends? that is what mitt romney might be asking after his facebook page was being unliked at the rate of nearly 850 users per hour. >>> conservative anti-tax crusader grover norquist had a rather unique way of describing romney and the obama victory. >> the president was elected on the basis he was not romney and romney was a poopy head. >>> here is some good news, the romney campaign website is a virtual shopping mall of campaign swag for sale to remember that happy preelectioneer preelectio preelection era. >>> and the white house has receiv received petitions from about 20 states that say they would like to succeed from the union. >>> stocks started the week on the flat side but there was a little excitement when the new york stock exchange suffered a trading glitch. some 21
the election political analysts have been speculating on the future of house minority leader nancy pelosi. tomorrow they may get their answer. >> what time is it now? 2:00on tuesday. i'll see you right here 10:00 tomorrow morning. while i love you all very dearly i thought maybe i would talk to my own caucus before i shared that information. >> pelosi has refused to say whether she'll give up or continue her leadership post. >>> it doesn't end with crime fighting and protecting the public. just ask these oakland police officers and their newest friday night, the parents we on their way to the hospital when they realized they wo't make it. they spotted a pole tion in fan. >>> a happy reunion today for three oakland police officers and the baby they helped to deliver. they realized they with respect going to make it. the officers helped usher the baby boy into the world. >> i don't know -- no matter what they was doing. that was just these three guys. no matter what happens. you guys single handedly saved my son's life. >> one of the officers who helped deliver the baby is a former nursing
is looming. nancy pelosi drawing a fine the sand on tax hikes. kevin mccarthy with his take on that. bill: were there warning signs that claimed the lives of american heroes? >> something had to happen to them here. >> my brother is in the marines. it's devastating what happened. or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. we find the best, sweetest crafor red lobster that we can find. [ male annncer ] it's time for crabfest at red lobster! this year, try 1 of 5 entrees. like our new snow crab and garlic shrimp. a half-pound of tender crab paired with savory shrimp. just 12.99. or dig into our hearty crab and roasted garlic seafood bake. all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. so much to choose from, so little time. so ce into red lobster for crabfest today and sea food differently. bill: we see these waterspouts off the coast of miami, florida. check this out. this may look like a special effect for a hollywood movie. it's a video showing a giant funnel of water that looks like
minority leader nancy pelosi said no one at this meeting broached any specific numbers for the overall deal. >> i think it would be good if we did something in a $4 trillion category of deficit reduction, which is similar to the grand bargain that was discussed last year and so that would be a standard that i would have, but i don't want to give you the impression that that was the goal. maybe we could do more. >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said the republicans are willing to look at enhanced revenue collection, but only if what he called the real problem, entitlement spending, is also on the table. >> harris: james, we did get our first indications of the timetable for a possible deal today. >> that's true. the congressional leaders said their aim is to try to get to the president's desk some outline of a deal by the week after thanksgiving. >> i outlined a framework of the deal with reforming our tax code and reforming our spending. and i believe that the framework that i've outlined in our meeting today is consistent with the president's call for a fair and balanced approach.
back into recession. >> we'll also find out if nancy pelosi is going to stay on as minority leader. came leader ten years ago today. last week democrats failed to win enough seats to take back the house. she says she'll make the announcement about hers morning. >> and happening now on capitol hill, massachusetts congressman is holding a news conference on the meningitis out break. calling for tougher regulations for compounding pharmacies. a house subcommittee will hold a hearing on whether the out break could be prevented. 32 have died after receiving tainted steroid shots. >> also happening now, the call for another tobacco tax increase. holding a news conference. wants a $1 increase on the tax. law maker as prove doubling the tax to $2 in a 2007 special session. law makers also approve tax increases on tobacco products earlier this year. >>> also changes coming to maryland live casino. casino officials will today outline plans on how the layout will be changed to make rooms for open table games. more than 125 tables could be added. >> former dc council man kwame brown is waking
with some bay area headlines right now. san francisco representative nancy pelosi has just made it official. she will stay on as the house minority leader. there had been talk pelosi might step down after democrats failed to retake the house this month. but she is staying put. >>> crews working to restore power to san francisco city hall this morning. there was no fire but a smoky electrical problem touched off the sprinklers overnight. the water caused some minor damage, as well. >>> and one firefighter slightly hurt this morning in a fire in el sobrante. the injury happened at a home with a fire in the attic. all residents got out safely. >>> traffic and weather on your wednesday coming up right after the break. ,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. the usual commute toward the pay gate backed up through the maze, 20 minutes while they turn the metering lights on. elsewhere, westbound 237 a little stop and go. you can see it from this live traffic camera in milpitas. looks like that to sanger road. that's your "timesaver traffic." for your forecast, here's l
or cars. president obama and lawmakers are cautiously optimistic about a budget deal. but nancy pelosi says it must include tax hikes for the wealthy. we have the latest. >> reporter: shannon, the house minority leader, nancy pelosi, sits at the negotiates ing table with the leaders, trying to steer the country away from the fiscal cliff. she says he will not accept a deal that does not include tax rate increases for the wealthiest americans. but she also said she thinks negotiators have enough of a sense of urgenc tow get a deal done by the middle of december. >> we are all grownups. we have a responsibility to the american people. the elements for an agreement are there. time is of the essence, the quicker we do tthe more confidence we instill, the better it is for the economy and the american people. >> reporter: republicans, too, have expressed optimism that the fiscal cliff can be avoided and are open to signing legislation that includes new sources of revenue. but the president wants to raise most of that new money with $1.6 trillion over a decade. republicans are not likely to g
there's a mandate? >> i don't because then they would have put nancy pelosi in the charge of the house of representatives. i think these ideas we talked about, i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we have to make sure it works for the next two years. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold... i took dayquil, but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't work on runny noses. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have an antihistamine. really? [ male announcer ] really. alka-seltzer plus cold and cough fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a fast acting antihistamine to relieve your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth [ female announcer ] some people
. obviously that's the pending business here in washington. i want to play something nancy pelosi had to say. again, we're in the stakes setting, ground rule laying part of this debate. let's play what pelosi said and we'll come back and talk about it. >> a possible xrcompromise that would lead rates the same but cap for high income earners. is that accept able? >> no. >> not at all? >> no way? >> the president made it very clear in his campaign there are not enough resources. what you just described is a formula and a blueprint for hampering our future. >> so, mark, what we saw on friday congressional leaders meet with president obama. everyone comes out and says, look, we're going to have a deal. what you see here from nancy pelosi, look, this isn't going to be a deal made by simply closing loopholes. what does that mean? though she's not saying it in that clip is we're going to have to raise taxes on the wealthy. are republicans in any position to really fight this? they're going to put up some kind of fight but to carry this on december 25, december 26, as we get closer? >> chris, democr
on nancy pelosi after 20910 elections. >> and mcconnell, interestingly who is the pair gone of the republican establishment has won them over. he made uneasy peace with and paul. it looks to me like mitch mcconnell has wanted to be majority leader since the senate race, ever since then he wanted to be majority leader. now he may never be. things do not look that much better for the republicans two years from now than they do now. he will also face a primary in two years. >> he may or may not. back in 2010 there was a contested primary in kentucky. that caused a bit of a problem for him. people were upset with him. but he has done a lot of work to hug rand paul so close to him and he let him do about whatever he wants to do on the senate floor. when he says i want to go to the floor and cause a big stink about something, mitch mcconnell says go right ahead. he is such a talented politician. he is so smart. in my opinion i think he has done everything he can do to prevent someone -- even if someone wanted to challenge him from the right he has done as much as he can do to keep
minority leader nancy pelosi and senate intelligence committee chair say they're not happy that they learned of the investigation on television. >> they understand protecting people, i don't understand doing this all under a cloud of secrecy. and people have classified responsibility are not even notified so he can ask questions about it's pro pry tie there are questions about timing of just tradition. if it involved naggal security, it's a different story. >> under law, the justice department does not share detailed information about investigation was the white house. those rules put into place after water gate investigation. white house not informed at david petraeus and his affair until november 7th. the day after the election. >> a bay area company making history for zibing car of the future tesla motors car of the career as abc 7 explains it's the first in more ways than one. as he fluged into charges, craig is lusting after the silver sedan. >> interest is a reservation two years. >> now, the waiting list may grow longer as it becomes first nongasoline car ever to bec
don't think there's a mandate here? >> i don't because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. these idea s we've talked about i think they're popular ideas. this was a close election and unfortunately, divided government didn't work well the last to years. we have to make sure it works the next two years. both parties have to talk to each other. >> reporter: can you see yourself supporting a plan for raising tax rates. >> rhyme not for tax hikes. i do not support raising tax rate, period. i've been saying that my entire career. >> note to house republicans, the p-90 x classes begin again this morning. >>> there is little confidence among the public that the two sides can find a compromise. look at this. only 38% believe the president and house republicans will reach an agreement. and if there isn't a deal by the end of the year, over 50% say republicans in congress will be the ones to blame. 29% say it will rest on president obama's shoulders. >>> now, the latest on that increasingly complex scandal involving a pair of high-profile and highly d
by democratic leader nancy pelosi. then senators of both parties on their leadership elections. later republican senators john mccain, nancy gramm, and others call for the investigation on the attacks of the u.s. consulate in libya. the senate armed services committee holds a hearing tomorrow morning on the nomination of marine corps general joseph dunford. that is live on c-span 3 at 9:30 eastern. general dunford is assistant commandant of the marine corps. now house speaker john gainer on his party's leadership election and the agenda for the lame duck session of congress. top priority which is jobs. i'm proud of my leadership caucus who are going to serve. and while some of us who are returning to the leadership, we have new members and you will get to hear from them in a moment. our majority is the primary line of defense for the american people against a government that spends too much, borrows too much when left unchecked. i have outlined a framework for how both parties can work together to avert the fiscal cliff without raising tax rates and through a combination of pro-growth tax reform
as opposed to the senate, do you hear anything nancy pelosi is going to have a news conference, a press conference, later today? what do you think she's going to do? any word? >> i have no idea. no idea. >> thank you for your honesty. go get me a cup of coffee. >> did you watch this program yesterday? debbie wassermann schultz said she's staying. most of the people i talk to say she's staying. i think her body language yesterday when she was sparring with the press a little bit suggest she's staying. and if we're wrong, i won't be here tomorrow. >> let's go back to congressman ryan and his comments. the interesting thing that president obama did yesterday, he's been, you know, criticized -- was criticized a lot from a lot of different angles in the first four years of his time in office. but one of the things that the left and some in the center criticized him for was constantly negotiating against himself, that he was not a tactical negotiator. yesterday was as much as anything an announcement. he's not going to get the tax increases that he wants. that number. but he's not coming in -
's a mandate here? >> i don't because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these ideas that we talked about, i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. and unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we're going to have to make sure it works in the next two years. that means, i think, that both parties have to talk to each other. >> but could you see yourself supporting a plan that raises tax rates? >> i'm not for raising tax rates. >> so you won't support a plan? >> i don't want to get into negotiating with the media, but i do not support raising tax rates. >> period. >> yeah, i've been saying that my entire career. >> the fiscal cliff. i mean, there are people -- you read them, you hear them, say, you know, let us go off the fiscal cliff. that might be one way to really resolve the situation. what happens if we go off the fiscal cliff? what is the fiscal cliff? >> well -- >> i can't even balance a checking account. what is it? >> it's actually more like 2 1/2 cliffs because
then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these idea that we talked about i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we are going to have to make sure it works for the next two years. that means, i think, both parties have to talk to each other. >> reporter: diane sawyer asked speaker boehner if you are now the de facto leader of the republican party. and his answer was, oh, i wouldn't think so. paul ryan is a policy wonk. >> i take that as a great compliment from john. >> reporter: is that your role in the republican party, the house policy wonk? >> i have also been one of the house policy wonks. my role is to continue to be a champion of ideas, to help our party be a reform party that shows how we get economic growth. >> reporter: i asked ryan about speculation that he would be an early front-runner for the republican presidential nomination in 2016. he told me it is way too early to even think about the next presidential race. jonathan karl, abc ne
. >> the top stories making news at this hour. should she stay or should she go? nancy pelosi might reveal if she is stepping down as democratic leader of the house. she has led democrats for ten years they failed to gain control of the session. >>> catholic leader timothy cardinal dolan saying the catholic church won't give up the fight against president obama's birth control mandate. they will move forward with lawsuits against that mandate. they are against the requirement that employers provide health insurance that provide free birth control. the president program moysed to change the mandate so insurance would pay for birth control but any employer should be able to opt out of that. >>> negotiating a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants. mccain and rubio are willing to work on an immigration reform. rubio worked on a republican version of the dream act last year. things will take time but quote it's an important issue for the country economically. >>> stick around senator john mccain will be live on fox and friends. >> panic erupting at a community college in texas af
, thank you for coming in. roll call house editor. that is it for "washington journal." nancy pelosi is giving a press conference in a few moments on c-span 2. we will now join the house which is in session. day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 17, 2012, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate . the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11: 50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. quigley, for five minutes. mr. quigley: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, an estimated 50,000 people die every year as a result of seize years. some of -- seizures. some of these victims are like danny stanton. chicago's mike and mary stanton founded the danny foundation after their 4-year-old son, danny
's a little simplicity. nancy pelosi is keeping her job. >> i made a decision to submit my name to, once again, serve as the house democratic leader. >> now, if she can only get those talking points straight. >> we did not have majority, but we had the gavel. excuse me, we don't have the gavel. >> somebody who seems to have the gop gavel, louisiana governor bobby jindal, the likely 2016 contender told republicans this week "stop being the stupid party." meanwhile, steven colbert told us to stop talking about 2016. >> do you think it's too early to talk about 2016? we don't think so. >> okay, fine, we'll go back to 2012. why do some folks want to go back to the 1860s? >> this is a petition asking the government to what alabama succeed from the union. >> that's right from alabama, alaska, ohio and oklahoma, some citizens want to breakaway, yes, secede from the united states. >> who is going to pay for the post offices? >> good question. >> i think it's ridiculous, honestly. i really do. i think it's really dumb. >> actually not ridiculous. like we're living in the far side or twilight zone. who
't know. i'm getting nervous. i think the former speaker nancy pelosi may have topped that this weekend when she answered no to a question about whether which could be a keel that just caps deductions for the wealthy but doesn't raise tax rates for them. now maybe possible -- no. flat out no. until pelosi's compromise killer, i put the senate minority leader in a class by himself in the obstructionist camp. now, of course, one can argue that senator patty merit, the fourth ranking senate democrat is the most out there with her hey, let's go over the fiscal cliff comments in order for to force republicans at the table. she's a champion idea that wants more over the cliff than republicans will fold. again, no harm, no foul. if mary doesn't change her tune, she's the most likely candidate to be named to the "mad money" wall of shame fiscal cliff an ex. there are other parts of the cliff that will give you huge layoffs, particularly in the defense industry. these jobs wouldn't be switched back like they're electric lights in your home. power goes out, they stay out. unless you think the def
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